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Score 8.3 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Glacier

If your organization has a lot of archival data that it needs to be backed up for safekeeping, where it won't be touched except in a dire emergency, Amazon Glacier is perfect. In our case, we had a client that generates many TB of video and photo data at annual events and wanted to retain ALL of it, pre- and post- edit for potential use in a future museum. Using the Snowball device, we were able to move hundreds of TB of existing media data that was previously housed on multiple Thunderbolt drives, external RAIDs, etc, in an organized manner, to Amazon Glacier. Then, we were able to setup CloudBerry Backup on their production computers to continually backup any new media that they generated during their annual events.
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Carbonite Server Backup

A key question is, "how much critical data needs to be backed up?". A follow-up question might be, "what impact would it have on your business and reputation if you were to lose this data or take more than a few days to recover?"If a company's data is not critical or valuable to the success of their business, then this is not a good solution.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Amazon Glacier
Carbonite Server Backup
7.9
Universal recovery
Amazon Glacier
Carbonite Server Backup
8.3
Live recovery
Amazon Glacier
Carbonite Server Backup
8.2
Recovery verification
Amazon Glacier
Carbonite Server Backup
7.9
Business application protection
Amazon Glacier
Carbonite Server Backup
7.7
Multiple backup destinations
Amazon Glacier
Carbonite Server Backup
8.1
Incremental backup identification
Amazon Glacier
Carbonite Server Backup
8.1
Backup to the cloud
Amazon Glacier
Carbonite Server Backup
8.0
Deduplication and file compression
Amazon Glacier
Carbonite Server Backup
7.6
Snapshots
Amazon Glacier
Carbonite Server Backup
7.2
Flexible deployment
Amazon Glacier
Carbonite Server Backup
7.9
Management dashboard
Amazon Glacier
Carbonite Server Backup
7.5
Platform support
Amazon Glacier
Carbonite Server Backup
7.5
Retention options
Amazon Glacier
Carbonite Server Backup
7.7
Encryption
Amazon Glacier
Carbonite Server Backup
8.5

Pros

Amazon Glacier

  • Cheap storage of backup data.
  • Can be used as a part of the entire suite of tools from Amazon, without requiring you to leave the familiar stack.
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Carbonite Server Backup

  • Carbonite Evault allows for easy management of backups. Once the system is integrated there is minimal hands on time. The system is smart enough to email you if there is an issue to give you the opportunity to fix it before it becomes a larger issue.
  • Carbonite Evault does restores very well also. Our favorite restores are the BMR (Bare Metal Restores). This type of back up allows you to restore the entire server configuration to a brand new box.
  • Carbonite Evault does a good job of allowing you to schedule backups when it is convenient to you with little impact on your bandwith.
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Cons

Amazon Glacier

  • Accessing data stored in Glacier is slow. That shouldn't be a surprise, but it is undesirable nonetheless.
  • Retrieving a large amount of data can be expensive; Glacier's intended use is as an archive of rarely-accessed data.
  • Some users regard Glacier with fear and uncertainty. Slow retrieval time and high retrieval cost are the greatest risks of using Glacier, and they are also the Glacier interaction that most users have the least experience with.
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Carbonite Server Backup

  • It'd be nice if the customer portal and the Evault portal were integrated a little more smoothly.
  • An alert system when backups are not working, to email or even to Evault support would had been a nice feature. This was our fault for not monitoring more closely, but information was lost when our storage vault was moved and the IP address had to be updated. Backups were failing for about a month and only the portal logs were recording the failure.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Glacier

No score
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Carbonite Server Backup

Carbonite Server Backup 8.1
Based on 4 answers
The company will continue to use eVault because it serves all of the backup requirements the company and our customers have.
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Usability

Amazon Glacier

Amazon Glacier 6.0
Based on 1 answer
It is difficult to delete the data as you have to wait for inventory and then bucket modification has to expire.
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Carbonite Server Backup

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Glacier

Since the rest of our infrastructure is in Amazon AWS, coding for sending data to Glacier just makes sense. The others are great as well, for their specific needs and uses, but having *another* third-party software to manage, be billed for, and learn/utilize can be costly in money and time.
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Carbonite Server Backup

Netbak is a great product but we also had a secondary issue of having to backup several PC's on site and at remote locations. Carbonite helped with both and gave us one central admin console to be able to check the progress of all our backups, where netbak would have required us to setup a tunnel or use the internet to move data back to our main office.
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Return on Investment

Amazon Glacier

  • Helped us meet compliance requirements while minimizing costs.
  • Simple integration with almost no changes required to our existing S3 management policies.
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Carbonite Server Backup

  • With the reliable backups, replication to our off site data center and replication of key, critical servers to the EVault cloud, we have been able to maintain a viable business presence in all working conditions and disasters.
  • The single area where we have had some issues that cause concern is the ability of the evault cloud restore team to fulfill it's contractual obligations to restore the machines replicated to the evault cloud in a manner that allows for connectivity to those machines in a timely manner. This issue has a definite affect on our ROI and our ability to be 'open for business' in a regional disaster.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Glacier

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Carbonite Server Backup

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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